I am wondering what the better bait is this time of year. I went out this evening and caught some shad and a few herring. I am just wanting everyones thoughts on what they have had the best luck with.I also want to know if there is any certain way to cut them. I have herd cut the tails and let them bleed and it will attract more fish.Any info would be a great help.I fish in Missouri at Weldon springs and I'm just getting into catfishing and have yet to boat but a few fish.Thanks!!!